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6.5 Earthquake Solomon Islands

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 06:49 AM
Just came on BBC News 24, a 6.5 earthquake near the Solomon Islands. I will post links as they come


People at Honiara are talking about a strong shaking (and they know all about earthquake shaking).

The epicenter of the earthquake is very close to the coast of Guadalcanal Island. Honiara, the capital of the islands is at only 37 km. Solomon islands are used to very strong to even massive earthquakes. Bit normally the epicenter of most of the earthquakes is out in the Ocean. Today’s earthquake is almost below the island itself. The hypocenter depth is currently set at 22,9 km although other agencies are giving also deeper hypocenters.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 6.5
UTC Time : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:20:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:20:27 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 22.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
37 km (23 miles) SW (220°) from HONIARA, Solomon Islands
152 km (94 miles) SW (225°) from Auki, Solomon Islands
edit on 25-7-2012 by Trolloks because: (no reason given)

Links; reaking-news/solomons-hit-by-65-magnitude-quake/story-e6frf7k6-1226435190316
No Tsunami threat
edit on 25-7-2012 by Trolloks because: (no reason given)


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